Getting Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer
If you have been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck, such as in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat or larynx (voice box), you may be concerned about treatment options. We understand that it’s not just about curing the disease—it’s about preserving your appearance and helping you maintain your quality of life.
The head and neck cancer team at UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center provides a personalized treatment plan and guidance on making decisions. The UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center offers high quality care in patient-focused settings at four convenient locations: UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Health – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, UMass Memorial Health – Harrington Hospital and UMass Memorial Health – Marlborough Hospital. Our staff is available to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and attend to your physical and emotional needs.
We practice multidisciplinary care by bringing specialists together to discuss each patient’s diagnosis and develop a comprehensive cancer treatment plan. Since we work with the University of Massachusetts Medical School on extensive cancer research and clinical trials, our patients benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options.
Head and Neck Diseases We Treat
- Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck
- Congenital lesions and tumors
- Laryngeal and pharyngeal tumors
- Nasal and paranasal sinus tumors
- Oral cavity tumors (mouth and tongue)
- Oropharynx tumors (throat)
- Pituitary gland tumors
- Salivary gland tumors
- Skin cancer of the head and neck
- Thyroid and parathyroid gland tumors
Head and Neck Cancer Services We Provide
We make every effort to preserve tissues and organs and expertly rebuild facial, head and neck areas. In fact, reconstructive surgery can often be performed at the same time as the initial head and neck tumor removal by your surgeon.